3 reasons SaaS makes sense for community pathology groups

Why would community pathology groups choose a SaaS product over a traditional software package?? 1.  TCO When doing a cost comparison between software products, one should factor in computer/server hardware, network, disaster recovery, backup mechanisms, IT support, and third party software to name a few.  SaaS products eliminate the capital expenditures and include many of these items…

Simplifying the complex

The healthcare IT arena is extremely chaotic.  The systems that support this industry in most cases mirror this complicated environment.  The physicians, hospitals and healthcare organizations that are answering the call to adopt systems that will help promote better patient care are looking for sophisticated systems that are simple to use.   Simplifying the complex is easier said than done. …

3 tips for coping with buyers’ anxiety (health IT)

For Christmas, Santa brought me an iPad (which I thought was very cool by the way!)  I’ve been living vicariously through friends and business associates who were early adopters.  Now that I have one and it is fully integrated into my daily life, I’ve started picturing how a device like this might be useful in the…

ReportPath: Orders, Results, & Collaboration Portal

Normally we stay away from posts that are this Pathagility product focused, but every once in a while we just can’t help ourselves!  We are proud of our ReportPath product/service and continue to recognize lots of application for it.  ReportPath provides pathology laboratories and healthcare providers an integrated, web-based solution for storing, managing and distributing report data without purchasing a new LIS. Referring physicians have secure…

Follow up on healthcare gadgets at CES11 – Slideshow

More than 140,000 industry professionals attended the CES11 in Las Vegas last week.  Following up on our post Top gadgets at CES 2011 and impact on healthcare, check out this slide show via HealthcareITNews called Healthcare gadgets at CES11.  The slideshow shows 5 healthcare gadgets featured last week and here’s a summary… 1.  digital microscope 2. …

Interface workarounds for common issues

Check out this Newsbyte in the latest issue of CAP Today by Dr. Raymond Aller entitled, Interface workarounds offer fixes for common issues.  In it, Dr. Aller refers to a few issues that arise in order-entry and results reporting interface processes between hospital or regional labs and their reference labs.  Here are the issues he outlines… 1. …

Top gadgets at CES 2011 and impact on healthcare

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the Computer Electronics Show (CES) 2011 in Las Vegas.  For those that are not techno geeks or gadget happy, this is one of the largest trade shows in the world.  It is an annual event that is packed full of new product hype and demos.  Even though CES is not focused on…